Mental support and guidance for youths in Myanmar

Myanmar is currently in political turmoil, and many students are at a loss. We aim to help them connect with a mentor who can assist them in achieving their educational goals.

Our target sectors

Currently we are targeting students from the following sectors:

  • AI
  • Cloud computing
  • Computer science
  • Data science
  • Software development
  • etc,.
  • Basic Education
  • English 4 skills
  • Foreign language
  • Media / Information literacy
  • Scholarship application processes
  • etc,.
  • Basic aid
  • Counseling, consulting
  • Identity crisis
  • Mental health
  • Medical information
  • etc,.
  • Project management
  • Self management
  • Scheduling and planning
  • Teamwork building
  • etc,.
Vocational training
  • Basic computer skills
  • Cooking
  • Crafting, sewing
  • Music
  • Painting
  • etc,.
How it works
Each mentor will devote a minimum of 5 hours per month to mentoring activities for one year. They will be responsible for providing guidance, advice, feedback, and support to their mentee. Additionally, they will report the participant's progress to the Thingaha Volunteer Group and discuss any necessary additional actions.
The participant must be a student under the age of 20 and display a passion for learning. They must also be willing to commit to the program until its completion at the end of the year.
Volunteers (Thingaha)
Volunteers act as facilitators between students and mentors, recording progress and aiding communication between Thingaha and both parties. A Thingaha volunteer must be willing to commit at least 8 hours per month to volunteering activities for the program.
Round 1 (Pilot) 2023

13 volunteers, 13 mentors, 13 participants. 12 months.

Project Timeline


    Getting familiar

    • During the first 3 months, the mentor will meet with the participant online to understand their goals and aspirations.
    • During this period, the mentor should discuss the participant's interests and needs to build an understanding of what they will collectively achieve together in the program.

    Topic selection

    • Based on the participant's needs discussed in Period 1, the mentor will decide on a course of study for them.
    • The mentor will support the participant in meeting their goals, whether through financial or intellectual means.


    • This period will begin once the mentor, participant, and volunteers have decided how the support will be provided.
    • Whether supporting through mentoring or by joining a class, the mentor will need to check the participant's progress regularly and review their progress. The mentor may offer special meetings or support if necessary.


    • Whether the participant is still learning or has already completed the course of study, the mentor must discuss with them about the knowledge gained and how it can be applied in real life.
    • If there are any requirements, they will be reported to the Thingaha Group for further discussion.
  • End of programme

Why this Programme?

The purpose of this project is to help students who have lost their way due to political turmoil to rediscover their hobbies and passions.

During the current situation, we aim to assist students who require financial aid, mental support, and guidance for their personal growth. The ultimate goal of the Thingaha Education Mentorship Programme is to help students learn the things they want to learn and apply what they have learned in real life.

We believe that our program will have a significant impact on the participants' lives and careers.

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